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GOP Members of Congress Call on DOJ to Designate Al Jazeera As Foreign Agent
Jewish Journal ^ | Jun 19, 2019 | | Aaron Bandler

Posted on 06/20/2019 3:54:16 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Eight Republican members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 18 urging for Al Jazeera to be designated as a foreign agent, the Washington Examiner reports.

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) as well as Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and Mike Johnson (R-La.) argued to Attorney General William Barr that “Al Jazeera is not only a foreign principal but it is also owned by a foreign principal – the government of Qatar. Several members of the ruling family of Qatar have held senior positions at Al Jazeera: Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al-Thani, a member of the ruling family of Qatar, is the Chairman of Al Jazeera; Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani is the CEO of Qatar Media Corporation and a Board Member of Al Jazeera; Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani served as the Director General of Al Jazeera from 2011 until June 2013.”

The congressmen noted that Al Jazeera frequently promulgates viewpoints held by the Qatari government, such as the network putting the Muslim Brotherhood “in a moderate light” and hosting Hamas leaders; the Qatari government funds both organizations. Additionally, AJ+, Al Jazeera’s English channel, frequently appears “to support anti-Israeli and anti-American positions.”

Therefore, the congressmen argued, “It appears that Al Jazeera’s broadcasts, including AJ+, mirror the policies and preferences of the Qatari government, which, together with the state funding and other indicia of agency, demonstrate that Al Jazeera and its media subsidiaries act as alter egos of the Qatari government in ensuring dissemination of the government’s viewpoints.” Consequently, Al Jazeera should be required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the congressmen wrote.

Al Jazeera disputed the congressmens’ assertions, telling The Washington Examiner that the Qatari government doesn’t influence its editorial content. Al Jazeera Media Network similarly said in a statement to the Journal that the fact it receives public funding makes it no different than outlets like the BBC and that “AJ+ English content, at times, runs counter to societal norms and policies of Qatar, or is critical of Qatar, precisely because the platform is independent and audience-driven.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; media; qatari

1 posted on 06/20/2019 3:54:16 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Get Texas A&M out of Qatar.

2 posted on 06/20/2019 4:00:47 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Wasn’t Al Gore involved in Al Jazeera?


3 posted on 06/20/2019 4:03:01 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: yesthatjallen

Get Texas A&M out of Qatar.

4 posted on 06/20/2019 4:05:38 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: yesthatjallen

And, while they are at it, CAIR also!


5 posted on 06/20/2019 4:05:58 PM PDT by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: Taxman

Put the BBC on that list too.


6 posted on 06/20/2019 4:07:45 PM PDT by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: Fai Mao

BBC?

Are the BBC agin us too?


7 posted on 06/20/2019 4:10:56 PM PDT by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: Fai Mao

MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NPR, NBC, and the Disney Network should all be on the list.


8 posted on 06/20/2019 4:12:23 PM PDT by TonyM (Score Event)
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To: Fai Mao

And RT.


9 posted on 06/20/2019 4:12:54 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Taxman

Yes. I lived there. The anti-American bias is off the charts. As well as anti-Christian.


10 posted on 06/20/2019 4:14:52 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Thanks!

I had no idea BBC was LIEberal!

Or, Anti-American!


11 posted on 06/20/2019 4:18:39 PM PDT by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Isn’t that cute?

Micro Rubio is pretending to side with the citizens....


12 posted on 06/20/2019 4:38:04 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Taxman

The BBC is state owned media. They have an agenda. They consistently portray the US in a deliberately negative manner. I really doubt their Independence.


13 posted on 06/20/2019 4:43:37 PM PDT by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: yesthatjallen

I am a lot more worried about Soro’s.


14 posted on 06/20/2019 5:41:45 PM PDT by Revel
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15 posted on 06/20/2019 5:50:41 PM PDT by SJackson (If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong, B. Sanders, when in Rus)
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To: Fai Mao

Well, I’ll not watch any BBC shows again!


16 posted on 06/20/2019 7:30:19 PM PDT by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: kaehurowing

I think he sold Al bore tv to them.

Blaze tv wanted to buy it but bore would have none of it.


17 posted on 06/20/2019 8:06:40 PM PDT by cableguymn (We need a redneck in the white house....)
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To: yesthatjallen

Al Jazeera should have been designated a terrorist group before 9/11
Which mideast country is paying off our politicians and who are they paying off?


18 posted on 06/20/2019 8:11:26 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: yesthatjallen

Someone most have read a comment of mine here at FR about a month ago re Al Jazeera in which I said that the Republicans in the Senate should hold hearings into the origins, activities, funding and foreign ties to terrorist organization. Other American jihadist support fronts including ICNA, MSA (Students), and MAS (Moslem American Society), etc. They all are supporters if not actual operating fronts for Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, Al-Asqsa Brigade, etc., and maybe even ISIS and Al Qaeda.

Nothing like some really well organized and deep investigative Senate hearings to expose them like the old House Committee on Un-American Activities did in the mid-1960’s (with the help of the FBI), that broke the back of the national KKK movement.


19 posted on 06/20/2019 10:39:46 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

A full review of that would need to go back to Armand Hammer and Libya, the Saudi lobby, BCCI, Abscam, Jesse Jackson and the PLO. . .On more recent stuff, Paul Sperry’s books are useful.


20 posted on 06/20/2019 11:22:51 PM PDT by Fedora
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